Hydra

Hydra

The picturesque island of Hydra, with it's roots buried deep in Greek history and tradition, has for many years been a well-kept secret as a favourite getaway destination.

Close to Athens, this small, mountainous island in the Saronic Gulf has long mesmerised its visitors with its quaintness, rich history and cultural allure.

When you arrive you instantly feel the change of pace. The main port is cosmopolitan and elegant, with its 18th-century mansions, captains’ homes, old churches, wells and marble-covered alleyways that fan out everywhere. And at the same time, water taxis buzz around the island like bees. As soon as you step onto the cobblestones of the harbour, you change century. The well-preserved mansions and manors could have come from the set of an old movie.

Hydra has always been a favoured retreat of jet setters and rockstars: Aristotle Onassis, Maria Callas, Rex Harrison, Peter Ustinov, Leonard Cohen, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones have all regularly frequented the island ... as have famous artistic luminaries, among them Picasso, Chagall and Miller.

The Periptero (kiosk), Spilia (cave) and Idroneta are three must-sees by the sea. At Periptero, stop and take in the view, whilst admiring the huge cannons. At beautiful Spilia, sip a leisurely coffee before diving off the rocks. At Idroneta’s pier, you can dry off from your daily swim and head straight to book a table for dinner.

From town, you can walk to the picturesque marina of Kaminia (furnaces), where you’ll find the Red House, built in 1786, inhabited by Admiral Miaoulis, now used for art exhibitions.

Climb to the oldest settlement in Hydra, Kiafa, located high above the harbour. This gem is made up of narrow alleyways, impressive mansions, old grocery stores and boutique hotels. Trekking up to the seven windmills at the top of the hill of Agios Athanasios, you’ll be rewarded by the view.

THINGS TO DO & SEE


Day trip to Spetses or Poros
Art Galleries & Museums
Walking Trails

In a Nutshell


A getaway from it all island close to Athens..ideal for a short visit or a longer stay. It was good enough for Leonard Cohen et al..

Getting Here


Fly to Athens - TRANSFER BY FERRY
Early flights may offer same day ferry connection
Approx. 90min from Piraeus by hydrofoil

Daily Direct flights from London Heathrow with British Airways
Daily Direct flights from London Gatwick with Easyjet
Direct flights from Manchester with Easyjet

7 Day Weather Forecast

Wed

high 33°C
low 29°C
uv 11

Thu

high 33°C
low 28°C
uv 10

Fri

high 33°C
low 28°C
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Sat

high 33°C
low 28°C
uv 11

Sun

high 33°C
low 29°C
uv 11

Mon

high 33°C
low 29°C
uv 11

Tue

high 35°C
low 29°C
uv 10


Our location maps are intended as a helpful guide but are by no means definitive.




 
OUR 6 HYDRA PROPERTIES

KERESBINO

Keresbino Hydra is ideally located at the very center of Hydra, just 150m away from the port. Access to the guesthouse is easy and unobstructed (no exterior steps).  Spreading over 512 sqm of land, the house is surrounded by a 400m long garden ...

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CASA MELENIA

Built in the heart of Hydra, just 150 meters from the city port and without tedious steps, Casa Melenia Hydra is the perfect choice for a dream vacation. From the moment you arrive at the port, the Casa Melenia Hydra team will be waiting to greet ...

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HYDRA HOTEL

Tasteful and meeting high standards it is an additional to the island's unique elegance and is in itself a reason for a trip to the island of Hydra, Greece. Hydra Hotel is a chic small hotel that includes 8 stylish rooms. Located in the heart of the ...

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FOUR SEASONS HYDRA LUXURY SUITES

The heart of the Four Seasons Hydra is the centuries-old stone mansion that stands out from the scenic natural surroundings. Standing between the mountain and the sea, it provides magnificent panoramic views to the known Vlychos beach right in front ...

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HYDREA HOTEL

Hydrea Hotel is a quality boutique hotel on the island of Hydra, Greece. It is located next to the School of Art and just few minutes from the port of Hydra. The closest well-organized beach is within only ten minutes walking distance. With 6 ...

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LETO HOTEL

A first class hotel on the idyllic island of Hydra, Hotel Leto, offers the full range of services that travellers expect to find in a top quality hotel. Attention to detail and the comfort of guests from their greeting at reception, the cleanliness ...

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